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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
is and what he is up to. it is especially important when this obama administration has bragged that they're the most transparent administration in history. but we sure didn't see much transparency this weekend. hey, folks go out and have a great one. come back and see us tomorrow. [♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: hello, current tvland here we are back on the tv. look at us. we did a regular horse drawn television show yesterday. i felt like nicole kidman. >> i miss you already. >> stephanie: i miss you too. we're going to have a jacki's healthcare corner today. people are on the edge of their seats saying what time is jacki going to be on? >> there is a great reporter and good friend and it was some great stuff. >> stephanie: jacki's healthcare corner. now here she is in the current news center. >> president obama is back in washington today. he is going to give a speech at 10:45 urging congress to avoid the spending cuts that will kick in on friday. any spending cuts need to be coupled with an increase in revenue. the white house has invited emergency workers to appear today for
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
evening, i'm john fugelsang, coming up in just over an hour president obama will deliver his fifth state of the union address to a politically polarized audience outside capitol hill and their polarized representatives and senators under the capitol dome. now current tv will be covering the speech in its entirety, and i'll be back to break it down with panel include current's cenk uygur and. michael shure. tonight the president is expected to focus on policies to create more jobs, heal the ailing economy and rebuild the middle class. he's expected to call for compromise, and talk about searching for common ground, with republicans who deny the possibility of either. so long as mr. obama's in office. >> another litany of left-wing proposals with plenty of red meat for the president's base. >> john: because everyone thinks obama is left wing except people on the left wing. house speaker john boehner was even more dismissive. he told reporters today that the house republicans won't pass any part of the president's agenda this year except for immigration, and told mr. obama to stay out of it
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Feb 12, 2013 4:00pm PST
going to go. >> mr. president how's the speech. obama: we'll find out tonight! we'll find out everything i've got to say tonight. cenk: all right. of course, north korea's in the news because they launched another nuke, at least tested one. we have no plans to invade them, because they have no royal. did i say that out loud? totally different situation. what is the president going to talk about in his speech? he he'll touch on korea. he's been talking about gun reform for a while and doing some degree of gun control what he would say is sensible gun control. he's going to talk about immigration. we've got to do immigration reform as well. he's got business interests labor interests and everybody lined up there. the republicans desperately need to get beyond that issue. he's going to talk about withdrawing from afghanistan as we have done from iraq. he's going to talk about the jobs and economy. now, what's not going to help is more of this spending cuts that the republicans are pushing and honestly the president will probably have some sort of deal on. that's basically austeri
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Feb 25, 2013 6:00am PST
"argo" won for best picture and first lady michelle obama was on hand via satellite from the diplomatic room at the white house to give the presentation. white house photographer pete souza tweeted thought photo and the first lady is giving the honor. she sent a statement that in part read she's a movie lover and was honored to celebrate the artists who inspire us and our children. the first lady will join her husband and vice president and dr. jill biden in speaking today to the national governor's association in the state dining room. mrs. obama is going to ask that the governors work with her to help make it easier for returning veterans to transfer into civilian life. she wants states to pass laws or enact proposals that will help them get professional credentials or licenses without having to relearn or go through the motions of relearning the skill sets they already know. and that way they will be licensed for credentialed for civilian life. president obama discussed the collection of bipartisan governors from across the country last night. he asked for smart, common sense solutio
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm PST
coming out about whistle blowers and how the obama administration is cracking down on them. >> would you call it torture? >> waterboarding is something we shouldn't be in the business of doing. >> i was the first to confirm the water board torture on prisoners. >> i was about an hour into the interview i realized wait a minute, they're investigating me. cenk: amazing story. speaking of amazing the koch brothers, do you know they have been planning the tea party since 2002 that grassroots uprising? we've got the evidence, later in the show. we'll end on a fun note. are l.a. women unbearable? how's that for fun? go time. ♪ theme ♪ cenk: did you hear what i said earlier? we got a new sheriff in town! senator elizabeth warren, from the great state of massachusetts. they got the bank regulators in thursday. everybody was expecting softballs, as usual. rock again bob. sheriff warren's in town. >> now i know there have been some landmark settlements, but we face special issues with financial institutions. if they can break the law and drag in billions in profits and then turn
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
consumer financial reform. but first, president obama took his push for new gun control laws on the road in the latest of a series of campaign-stale events the president spoke in front of police officers and sheriff's deputies in minneapolis. and he urged americans to write to congress to back what he described at four common-sense measures to help stop gun violence. >> obama: they don't really have winter in washington, d.c. anyone trying to buy a gun. senators from both parties have come together and proposed a bill that would crack done on people who buy guns and then turn around and sell them to criminals. we should not stop there. we should restore the ban on military-style assault weapons and 10-round limit for magazines. >> deserving or not senate majority leader harry reid who enjoys a "b" rating from the nra seems to have decideed already which of the president's proposals have the best chance to become law. reid indicated on the abcs "this week" that at least two of those proposals had a chance. >> i think we need to take a look at the federal trafficking i think that everyone
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Feb 20, 2013 3:00am PST
toll free number. lots to cover today. president obama warning of the disastrous impact if the sequester kicking in on march 1st, which it looks like it is going to do because the republicans are saying we don't give a damn. and down in south africa oscar pistoria says he thought his girlfriend was an intrueder who he shot her four times. but first today's current news update. good morning, lisa. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. a pretty low-key schedule as far as the president goes today. he starts with his usual briefing in the white house office. and later in the afternoon both obama and biden with meeting with john kerry. vice president biden taking an interesting stance on gun control lately. here is a little bit more information on that. parents magazine hosted an online discussion yesterday taking questions via their facebook page for the vice president. many of those participates were not so inclined to agree with the renewed assault whe pans ban. the vice president said that the constitution can limit the type of weapons can legally own. he said the fact of the ma
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Feb 6, 2013 3:00am PST
obama came out and called on congress to take action to avoid those massive cuts to pentagon spending known as the sequester which kick in march 1st. if march can't pass a big bill, they ought to pass a small bill to delay the sequester for a few more months. house republicans led by john boehner immediately said no way. here we go again. the party of no opposing anything obama wants. we will tell you about that. also tell you the latest on drones and a lot more here on the full court press. but first, let's get the latest. lisa ferguson is here. well, she is not here. she is in los angeles with today's current news update. hi, lisa. good morning. >> close enough. los angeles, d.c. good morning, everyone. the president is in annapolis today after 10:00 this morning and atends the conference at the western annapolis hotel. vice president biden is swearing in john kerry as secretary at state from the state department and then later this evening, he is speaking at the house democratic issues conference in leesberg virginia. he will lay out a renewed plan for combatting climate change. fo
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Feb 5, 2013 3:00am PST
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." we've got kind of mixed news on a new obama appointee. that's better than usual. we'll tell you if she's right for interior secretary. we've got a great guest from the sierra club about that, and we have a great guest, a multimillionaire, who is saying raise taxes on the rich. don't miss that. and then we have two stories about--one on the cops, and how they're not doing their job in miami. the tape on that is unbelievable. [ sirens ] >> attention all units a 29 just occurred. >> investigators say he never moved. he was tied up with his lady frequent outside of dade land mall. >> cenk: what he didn't respond to is amazing. and then of course the guy who shot two other soldiers because he might have ptsd, he killed the top sniper we ever had. why did he do it, as how bad is ptsd among our troops, you'll find out. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: boy welcome to the "the young turks." we have an amaying story to start out with. two miami-dade officers fired and three others suspended. why? it's pretty serious stuff. they w
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
sweet. good morning everybody. during the state of the union address, president obama talked about fixing the nation's infrastructure. things like the 70,000 or so structurally deficient bridges across the country. he emphasized the need to get these projects done with a combination of public and private funds and using american workers. "the new york times" reports today the president is going to talk in detail about those plans in a series of interviews. first part of the plan is called a fix it first strategy which invests $50 million in our highways bridges transit systems and airports the ones in most need of repair. congress would have to approve the money. part two would seek to and freedom to marry. we'll be back with more show on this wednesday. stay with us. we'll see you after the break. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're
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Feb 28, 2013 6:00am PST
friend of the court brief today asking the justices to overturn prop 8. president obama reiterated his support for days by and lesbians to have the same protections under the law last month. and they hoped the president's brief would help overturn prop 8 and make it unconstitutional to ban same-sex marriage in the future. the government did file a brief last week saying section three of bow ma was unconstitutional. and today is the last day of work for pope benedict. the has pledged quote unconditional reverence and oh beadance. he gave an unexpected speech today, in which he encouraged the cardinals to work together harmoniously. the cardinals will meet monday. the pope leaves the palace for the last time as pope at 5:00 tonight at 8:00 pm he is officially retired. we'll be back after the break. you're going to want to stay with us. it's a pretty, little town, with an ugly reputation. >> you just google harrison, what will come up is the klan. i'm all for that. >> the kkk doesn't speak for us at all. it speaks against god. (vo) which side will win the soul of harrison? >> we're ne
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Feb 7, 2013 3:00am PST
show." >> bill: john brennan president obama's nominee to head the c.i.a. faces the music today. going to be a rough and tumble hearing. what do you say? particularly about drones. what do you say? good morning everybody. it is thursday, february 7. good to see you and welcome -- welcome to the program this thursday morning. always great to see you. look particularly good this morning here as we kick off our three hour roundtable to bring you up to date on the latest news of the day and of course to take your calls at 1-866-55-press. that's our toll free number. we'll tell you what's happening here in our nation's capital. that's where you find us, by the way, right on capitol hill, down the street from the united states capitol building and what's happening here in washington, around the country around the globe bringing it to you and again give you a chance to comment. you can do so by giving us a call at the toll free number, 1-866-55-press or follow us on twitter at bpshow, at bpshow. give us your comments there on facebook. on facebook.com/billpressshow. yes, indeed. team p
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama sign the executive order for lgbt. today is the 86th bird of sydney portier, and the 50th birthday of charles barkley and had he live, it would be the birthday of kirk cobain as well. congress can, in fact, do stuff. this is "viewpoint"." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us. with the budget sequester that would tut a trillion dollars from the budget, speaker of the house john boehner warned of dire consequences if it's allowing to through. a wall street journal opinion piece, you'll be shocked to hear blamed the entire mess on president obama. boehner named just a couple of things that he pushed through the house must be avoided. it threatens u.s. national security, thousands of jobs and more. america's military budget would be slashed, border security, law enforcement, aviation safety and many other programs would all have diminished resources. now a they have to do is gray to cut a matching trillion dollars plus out of programs like social security which voters overwhelmingly want untouched and boehner and the repu
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Feb 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
the sequester? president obama is ready to rumble. we have ten days until march march 1st. that's when $85 billion across the board cuts go in a affect if congress doesn't not act. this is the case about jobs. president added agents from the fbi and border control to the list of job cuts if there is not a deal it avert this. >> obama: these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roles. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> michael: now time sequester to jobs of public safety seems like a smart move but the house and baner is not impressed. but once again the president offered no. weighing in during a chat hosted by political key. >> they are dumb. they are stupid, stupid, stupid. they're stupid because first of all. >> they are. >> look, there is no business in the country that makes these cuts across the board. you go in there and you try to surgically cut those things that have the least adverse on productiveity. >> michael: he said stupid stupid, stupid. bowels
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
this year, falls on march 31st. >>> president obama is awarding the medal of honor today to army sergeant clinton roam shea for his courageous actions during a combat operation in afghanistan in october of 2009. romechet is the fourth living person to receive the medal. the president will travel to asheville, north carolina then he goes to atlanta, georgia and then chicago. that's on wednesday thursday, and friday. the plan is to bring his state of the union message to the people. he's going to talk about his ideas to strengthen the economy for the middle class. vice president biden continues his conversation today about gun safety and possible new legislation in philadelphia. he is holding a roundtable with law enforcement officials and members of congress. senator bob casey will be there also attending philadelphia mayor michael nutter and new york city police commissioner ray kelly. we'll see you on the other side. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
, everybody. president obama is going to be in annapolis today joining senate democrats for the second day of their issues conference. senate republicans working out their issues in a retreat at the library of congress. tomorrow, the two will reconvene to hopefully re-authorize the violence against women act. this wills be the first day of work for mo cowan sworn in to replace now secretary of state john kerry. >> vice president biden will swear john kerry officially this afternoon. kerry is already settling into his new job and office. here's kerry on the phone yesterday with moon. that photo was tweeted out via the state department. he will be part of that feed instead of on his own and tweets he has a signature with his initials. his initials are j. k. and online j. k. as we know also stands for just kidding. >> house democrats are on retreat today tomorrow and friday in leesburg, virginia. president obama is going to join their conference tomorrow and president bill clinton will give the keynote address on friday. president clinton's former physician is concerned about a possible futur
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Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
1-866-55-press. good have you with us today and it is a big day because president obama is poised to give his state of the union address tonight. he will say -- he's expected to put forth an aggressive, progressive agenda. he will tell us the state of the union is strong. which it is. meanwhile, catholics still can't believe that pope benedict xvi is actually resigning after all that hasn't happened in 600 years. joe biden says yeah, i'm thinking about it. we'll see how that goes. all of that and a lot more. first, let's get the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson standing by at our studios in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. that's right. we're all awaiting the president's big state of the union address today taking place from the u.s. capitol at 9:00 eastern tonight. we're expecting to focus on quite a few issues including immigration, gun safety, same-sex marriage equality and of course, the economy. gun violence though is the big question here. not whether or not he'll address it because of course, he will. but which aspects he will choose to
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Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
against things that aren't remotely being taken away from them. and michelle obama on the oscars. today is the 70s birthday of george hair on it. we'll have f-bomb about george, the van vatican and today the top catholic in britain, a pie joss scott pretty much excommunicated himself for hitting on someone whose name was not mary. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us. it's the biggest game of chicken since the hast time congress and the president dueled eye-to-eye over mountain. and in just four days the federal government could pull some $85 billion in spending out of 2013 budget forcing lay-offs and programs cuts and perhaps pushing the country back into recession. the president and his cabinet want you to know that no one will be spared when budget sequestration comes knocking. today mr. obama told the nation's governors at the white house gathering what he has been telling the rest of us for week. >> thousand was teachers and educators will be laid off. tens of thousands of parents will have to deal
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
administrator for president obama. president obama want to nominate him to the head of the c.i.a. he was known to have been aware of or part of the torture. president obama insisted on renaming him head of the c.i.a. anyway. he said over the last four years, the american people have gotten used to how right wing i am, so will go along with my pick. the question is will the senate. >> we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. if you would remove that individual please, as quickly as you can. thank you. >> kathy and my brother, tom. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. all right. >> pakistan, somalia. if you don't know who they are i have a list of all the names. >> we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and that they not be permitted to come back in. >> cenk: way to get them. senator feinstein spent a lot of the hearing defending john brennan, talking about the so-called american citizen al awlkai. he was a u.s. citizen you. might not like the guy but he was a u.s. citizen. feinstein said it's no big deal that we killed them
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Feb 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
today. one eye is on the sequester showdown. president obama and house respects have until late thursday to reach a deal or else $85 billion in mandatory cuts start rolling off of the chopping block. it's a an agreement the president and john boehner reached back in 2011. the think i was that democrats won't cut social programs and republicans won't cut millation spending but they'll have to save face politically. today for their annual meeting president obama enlisted the governor's help. >> obama: while you are in town i hope you speak with your congressional delegation and remind them exactly what is at steak, and who is at risk. these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise. >> michael: so some governors heeded that call but louisiana's respect governor is not one of them. outside of the white house jindal called for president obama to show leadership. >> i think it's time to [ inaudible ] prioritized list of reductions that preserves political services every governor here has had to balance their budget every fami
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Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
union address. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> michael: president obama tonight delivers his fourth state of the union address. it coincides with a new news poll that finds 52% of americans approve of the job president obama is doing. while only 38% do not. the speech, of course, will have an emphasis on gun safety which president obama has made a top priority in the wake of the sandy hook school strategy. the 15-year-old honor honor roll student who performed in the inaugural parade only to be gunned down later. they'll bring in other people who have been touched by gun violence. our next guest is one of those house members rosa delora. >> thank you very much. >> michael: before we get into the minutia that we expect to get out of the speech, who are you bringing and why is that? >> i'm honored to have with me tonight, that is a brother of one of the teachers vickie soto. her brother carlos is with me tonight. vickie and carlos' family is from stamford, connecticut which i represent. vickie is a true hero. she hid--she hid some of her students in the closet, and then she stood in front of the o
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
tomorrow to host "the young turks." vip is next with john fugelsang. >> john: president obama gave his fifth state of the union address last night. there are many highlights, especially the moment where he mentioned governor romney and everyone in congress replied who? marco rubio proves it's possible to sweat profusely when you're standing in near darkness. and the voting rights act. two things that could hurt republicans come election time: voting and rights. kim novak is 80 and it's the birthday of peter gabriel. it's henry rollins birthday. [ ♪ music ♪ ] japan good evening i'm john fugelsang. coming up it's ha st. zinger, not r atzenberger my bad. and marco rubio channels his inner mitt romney before blaming god for last night's splashdown. and rand paul doubles the tea party's fun with the state of the united states address. president obama laid out legislative agenda including a hike to minimum wage. >> reader effort and determination with wages that allow working families to raise their kids and get ahead. >> john: he put it a little more strongly last night. >> obama: tonig
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Feb 14, 2013 3:00am PST
he wants to ensure high-quality schooling for every 4-year-old in the country. today, obama is visiting a prekindergarten classroom at an early childhood learning center and then he's speaking at a community recreation center in georgia. later this afternoon the president has another google fireside plus hangout. it is a modern day spin-off of roosevelt's fireside chat. the president will talk more about his state of the union address and you can join him at the white house.gov the white house's youtube page. >> the proposed increase would take place over the next two years and would take the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour up to $9. speaker boehner is saying that would cause more problem for the nation's unemployment and the reason why people have minimum wage jobs is because they come into the labor force with no skills. someone working a full time minimum wage job is only making $15,000 a year. that's barely above the poverty line and that's before paying taxes, before paying into medicare and social security. white house officials say raising the minimum wage would have no
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Feb 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
reform is obviously a top priority of president obama's second term, and it's also high on the agenda of this country's labor movement. but it hasn't always been that way. in 1924 president calvin coolidge who was backed by the american federation of labor signed the johnson act and that established immigration quotas limit the number of immigrants who could come to america. back then the afl also aligned it's a with quasi fascist groups like the american defense society which deemed many immigrants genetically inferior. and the hart seller act discontinued quotas based on national origin. they feared competition from new immigrants who were willing to work for lower wages. so why do america's unions now favor immigration reform? let's ask uaw president bob king, he is joining us tonight from washington, d.c. where he is attending his community conference. welcome back inside "the war room." >> great to be with you. >> jennifer: looking at this history and knowing that not too long ago they were proposed to immigrants, why has labor changed its tune? >> from the uaw perspective
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Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
, there is a lot going on. president obama on the road again today, going to chicago and then down to west palm beach beach, florida where he will spend president's day weekend. for the first time in history, republicans have used a filibuster to block the nomination of a defense secretary. so we are in a war, and we have nobody running the pentagon. thank you, republicans. and meetteorites strike a town in russia's ural mountains. let's get the update from lisa ferguson standing buy out in los angeles. >> hey, bill good morning, everyone. president obama is on the road but first off he is hosting the italian president who is ending his term in. this will serve as a fairrewell. he will speak at hyde park academy about his state of the union address and his plans to strengthen the middle class. he is spending time until palm city, florida. the president is pushing his plan for universal pre-school this week. but that could run into road blocks thanks to republican lawmakers who say early learning programs are not effective. >> that's despite an increasing amount of evidence on the bene
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: hey, john kasick just undouched himself. he is going to accept the obama medicare medicaid expansion. >> amazing. i love when governors and lawmakers do things that actually benefit the citizens of they state. >> stephanie: right. the only reason not to do it jacki is you are a douche. >> pretty much. and you want to be like rick scott. >> stephanie: it's a technical term, douche. here she is jacki schechner health care geek of the current news center. >> good morning, everybody, president obama is showing his administration can multi-task. he is tolding two separate meetings at the white house. this morning with labor leaders and this afternoon with business leaders. the idea is to try to find some consensus when it comes to immigration reform and this coming while the president continues to push for new gun legislation. the state department could transfer $1.1 billion in surplus funds no longer used in iraq to beef up securities at u.s. embassies abroad. state has asked for $2.4 billion for immediate needs. iranian president is in egypt today becoming the first iranian president to
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positions before tomorrow's talks at the white house. unless a deal is made friday, president obama will have to order the $85 billion in across the board cuts in federal spending. meanwhile, the senate rejected both republican and democratic bills that would chart a path out of the mess. but that's to be expected in the world's greatest filibustering body. over in the house let's just say both sides don't see eye to eye on the origin and effects of the sequester. >> it holds hostage the future, the growth of our country for an ideological anti--government attitude. >> there are many people in washington though, who believe that the government--who don't believe the government has a spending problem. you have the minority leader and the minority whip who don't believe we have a spending problem. the president told me directly back in december we don't have a spending problem. >> michael: speaker boehner, we have more than a spending problem in this country. we have a republican problem. freshman democratic congresswoman tammy duckworth could have a spending problem herself if both s
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
. good morning everybody, let's talk sequester. president obama is travelling to new port news virginia today where he will talk about sequestration. many suppliers rely solely on the shipping company for its business the president will explain how the job cuts will impact our safety. the navy has already said that the cuts will have an impact on deployment of a secondary craft carrier to the persian gulf. military officials have expressed concern. here at home the white house is rolling out cabinet members to speak with the press about how the budget cuts are going to effect each of their individual domains. yesterday it was homeland security secretary to sound the alarm. >> it would affect the readiness of the men and women on our front lines, and undermine the progress we have made over the past ten years. >> she explained how the budget cuts mean fewer custom officers on duty which means delays and more missed flights, and fewer personnel working to keep our borders secure and our sea ports operating efficiently. last week ray lahood said we're likely to see considerably longer line
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center. >> president obama's going to travel to georgia today to talk about another part of his state of the union address guaranteed high quality preschool education. he's visiting a prek. class and then going to the decatur community recreation center to give some remarks. later, he is back in washington where he's going to hold an on line fireside hangout to talk more about the state of the union. it will be steramed live on whitehouse..gov on you tube. rubio said this about his own humble lifestyle. >> i still live in the same working class neighborhood i grew up in. my neighbors aren't millionaires, they're retirees who depend on social security and medicare. >> politico reports as rubio's west miami working class neighborhood, his home is up for sale for $675,000. now, in case you think maybe the home just appreciated a lot in the last few years, the rubes bought the house for $550,000 in 2005 according the a miami her and would report in january. he is reportedly looking to move to washington, d.c. he is looking to turn this awkward mid speech sip of water into a money making oppo
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last time in november. president obama lost north dakota by 23 points. so it is just that there's this home-grown progressive tradition in north dakota and if you grow up there and you're known there you could can be a preggive. they like you you get elected. the way to get elected in north dakota is pretty clear. i learned last night. byron dorgan was the tax commissioner elected statewide for north dakota. he was succeeded by kent conrad, the tax commissioner from north dakota. kent conrad was succeeded as tax commissioner from north dakota by heidi heitkamp. >> all right. >> bill: kent worked as an assistant to byron and heidi worked as an assistant to kent. so we all wanted to know who is the next tax commissioner? she's great. she's great. we're going to get her in the studio here one of these days before long. also, what was interesting last night is former vice president walter mondale was at this party. i haven't seen him in a long time. >> he doesn't do a lot of stuff apparently. >> bill: tweeted out a photo with me and heidi heitkamp and me and the vice president. a sad
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of these trouble spots. why would obama pick him? >> stephanie: i'm sorry, did he just say obama has all of these problems with foreign policy. >> yeah. >> stephanie: i see, meaning he has been spectacularly successful and his approval rating are at an all-time high. >> exactly obama has been quite successful in repairing those relationships that george bush destroyed. >> everything was going fine until the black guy came along. >> yeah. >> they were all singing cunbiah. >> that's right. >> stephanie: and then he shows up. that one got in. [ sighs ] >> stephanie: and of course the rise of radical -- what? osama bin laden is dead and -- what! i'm sorry, i'm turning into the hard-of-hearing darth vader. liz cheney. >> you have to assume the president isn't paying much at attention. the iranians have announced they are going to increase centrifuges, you have new threats by al-qaeda, two days ago the israels had to take action against a convoy that was carrying russian-made missiles. and chuck hagel showed today he is not up to the task of being in charge of our armed forces at this time
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. >> obama: tonight i can report to the people of america and to the world that our operations killed owe sam bin. sow sam bin-laden. no americans were killed. they killed osama bin laden and took custody of his body. >> cenk: we know who the shooter s and we know he has left the military after 16 years of service, and we also know he will not be getting any benefits in terms of healthcare, etc. that seems to be devastating turn of events. remember he explained what happened after the shooting. look you saw it as "zero dark 30", you read about it. here is the description. >> while they were still checking the body, i brought the agency woman over. i still had all my stuff on. we looked down and i asked is that your guy? she was crying. that's when i a gave her my gun with 27 bullets left in it. the three bullets not left in it were in osama bin laden. why is this hero not getting any benefits? that's a gray question that esquire magazine tackled. now from the center joins us. he's written extensively about this as well. first, thanks for being on. we appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> cenk
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the armed services committee, which will have to pass onties nomination to be president obama's secretary of defense. >> i'm on the record of many issues but no one individual vote. no one individual quote. no one individual statement defines me, my beliefs or my record. >> john: were hagel then stated his beliefs as they applied to his nomination. >> america has and must maintain the strongest military in the world. that we must lead in the international community to confront threats and challenges together. i believe and i always have believed that america must engage in the world not retreat from the world but engage from the world. my record is consistent on these points. >> john: now that i may sound like a mainstream, boiler-plate statement of american aims, but if you believe some committee republicans today senator hagel's record ranges from dangerously radical to terribly wrong on some of the biggest issues of the day. >> senator hagel's record is deeply troubling and out of the mainstream. too often he's willing to subscribe to a worldwide view predicated on appeasing
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hillary clinton to appeal for help for the libyan government that obama himself called the next day to ask for help with the investigation and the rest of it. graham is up for re-election in 2014, and he has been successful pressing the bengahzi story for as much as possible. again that's what his interest and concern is. he wants to go back to home state voters and say i stuck it to the president on this. i consider it to be as bad as watergate, and so he has no incentive whatsoever to stop doing that until the very last minute. that hasn't approached yet. >> michael: now, it's worth pointing out not only is graham up for re-election but it looks like he's going to get a primary as well. to see as right of the president as he possibly can seems like a good path for him to take. let's go to the president. what does this bode for the president's second term if he has this much trouble getting his nominees past of the democratic senate. >> it's funny you ask this. this all is playing out the same week that the president gave his state of the union dress to which he laid out a very ambiti
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performance are mixed. the big story was michelle obama's surprise appearance. steven gregory tweeted . . . many conservative movie goers commented on how unprecedenteded this appearance was. but history shows otherwise. ronald reagan made an appearance in the '80s which made sense because he was an actor. first lady laura bush made a brief appearance in a video at the 2002 oscars. and president george busch was going to make a presentation, but the idea was scrapped when it was clear the president wouldn't say the word pianist with a straight face. it reminds me of when citizen kaine lost out. at the time it didn't seem like that big of issue, but really -- oh come on. i have been waiting my whole life to give this -- please! ♪ >> michael: it's always great to hear analysis of hollywood's most glamorous night from a guy who watched it in sweat pants while eating easy mac with a spork. someone is also here in "the war room," check us out on line at current.com. have a great right. >> michael: is it a bunch of papal bull. >> this moment is going on. now it is knocking at the
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obama's good poll numbers. why is that? her crime might have been doing good journalism. check us out at theyoungturks.com. >> john: republicans are saying that the sequester is the worst thing obama ever thought of that they thought of first. democrats are demanding john boehner call congress back into session so congress can stop doing nothing this their home states and return to washington do do nothing there. 15 republican senators have written to dump hagel. they all used the same color crayon. and you know how you see a tape of you when you were drunk and embarrassing when you look at it later? that's thousand laura bush sees a tape of her speaking out in favor of marriage equality. today is the birthday of olympia snowe. something for each hemisphere of your brain. >> john: good evening. i'm john fuglesang. thank you so much for joining us tonight. we're now just over one week away from the automatic massive spending cuts known for some ungodly reason as sequestration. and so congress is exactly where you would expect them to be, at a pivotal time in our nation's history, o
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all of the news of the day. president obama is back at the white house and he will be back at work in just a couple of hours together with all members of the white house press corps back from florida the white house, meanwhile has released its own outline for comprehensive immigration reform. and on the gun safety front "the new york times" reporting there is growing bipartisan support in congress both for legislation to tighten up the background checks so that they apply in all cases and also for a ban on high-capacity magazines. how about it? lots going on. we'll get into all of that. first, let's get the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. a little bit more on the president's schedule today. this is brand new coming from the white house this morning. president obama will address the nation to take action on avoiding those automatic budget cuts scheduled to hit next friday. president obama will be joined by emergency responders during his speech. the white house says these are the kinds of
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that obama is giving back by planning to hit the campaign trail this coming year. already on the calendar at least 14 fund-raising events. we're back after the break. ♪ i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. while your carpets may appear clean. it's scary how much dirt your vacuum can leave behind. add resolve deep clean powder before you vacuum to expel the dirt within your carpets. resolve's deep clean powder is moist. absorbing and lifting three times more dirt than vacuuming alone. leaving you with a carpet that's truly fresh and clean. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on su
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the vote and pointed out that senator hagel in 2008, when barack obama was facing him in the nomination gave him cover in a sense, that he was out on this foreign trip with him sort of passively supporting his candidacy. mccain didn't go so far as to say this, but he pointed out thatten obsign iraq and that campaign, that he wasn't on our side. the other point is senator graham was right quite frank on this, we know hagel has nothing to do with benghazi, but this is the only leverage we have, this is the way the game is played. we're trying to leverage this situation to get more questions acknowledged about benghazi from the white house as the white house pointed out they already answered. cenk: lindsey graham is grandstanding because he that a primary coming up in south carolina and wants to seem tough on the president. >> senator reid made that point is this really where we're at that you need that sort of badge on your resume to fend off a tea party challenge. i raised that quote to senator graham. he said if this was a nominee from a republican president, he would be doin
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political front where president obama's stock with the public continues to rise looming sequester cuts notwithstanding. and then a documentary that says, remember us? a hook at whose lives are still upside down because of the economic crisis. and later, 50 years after the birmingham church bombing we'll talk to the prosecutor whose life mission became bringing those responsible to justice. it's "the war room" on thursday night and we'll be right back. is is >> michael: we're back inside the car room. i'm michael shure. democrats and republicans keep checking their score cards. and from my seat it looks like the president and democrats are winning. according to a new bloomberg news poll out today 56% of americans view the president favorably. 47% feel the same about the democratic party. but here's my favorite. only 35% like republicans. americans also aren't going along with the blame game the g.o.p. has been playing by calling the potential automatic spending cuts obama's sequester. they don't even want to be associated with them. look at the new numbers from the pew research polishin
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president obama it might just be the worst word in our political lexicon today. >> obama: that's a pretty bad name sequester. but the effects are even worse than the name. >> john: according to the white house the effects of the $85 billion in budget cuts that kick in friday, the sequester could cost 3/4 of a million jobs over the next year alone you why for starters. design a series of across-the-board cuts, it will hack $43 billion from military spending $26 billion from programs like health education and hurricane sandy relief, another $11 billion from mandatory spending including 2% cuts on medicare providers and plans. these cuts we're talking about won't be devastating for some programs and our bloated military with more than the 13 nations combined maybe could be able to handle a trim. but many people who are already struggling will have to struggle more if this sequester takes place. two quick examples. checks for some two million long-term unemployed americans will drop by 11%. food aid for some 600,000 low-income women and children will be cut. thankfully no loopholes for millio
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morning, everybody. president obama and vice president biden are welcoming the prime mine to the white house today. they laid out priorities including conversations about the security and economic relationship between our two nations. participate ppt has sent a letter to congress explaining why the u.s. has sent a total of 100 military personnel to niger. he said it is intelligence depreciation. we're now a week away from the sequester, and the white house mood is calm. president obama has made calls to both house speaker john boehner and mitch mcconnell but said in one of three radio interviews that he is not sure whether either is planning to budge. and organizing for action is holding a day of action today in an attempt to mobilize some 2.2 million people to help put the president's gun control agenda. they are holding more than 180 verdicts in 80 congressional districts to try to push congress to take action. calling for universal checks. they support the participate's full agenda including renewal of the assault weapons ban, and limit on high-capacity magazines, but they are start
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governor's association is in dc this morning and president obama and vice president biden will be speaking to that group from the state dining room. no doubt they will touch on the sequester, which is still scheduled to hit this friday. if those cuts go into effect we can expect hundreds of thousands of furloughs and lay-offs plus clogged air travel and reduced education funding and unemployment benefits. the president is asking both parties to work alongside him to end the budget stalemate and he will tell governors there is work to be done. dr. joe biden and the first lady will speak at today's meeting. a surprise appearance last night at the ausc-arizona. here she is in that dress that she wore to the governors' dinner she was not actually in los angeles, but she did speak live from the diplomatic room to announce the winner for best picture, "argo." mrs. obama's office said as a movie lover she was honored to celebrate the award and the artists who inspire us. two are forming a public advocacy group advertising for action will stay clear of election activity but it will be aimed at making
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over it. they wrote a letter to president obama asking him to withdraw the nomination of chuck hagel, which he is not going to do because there are enough republicans to join democrats do voigt for him. he will be confirmed next week we are one week from the sequester. president obama saying come on. we can't let that happen. once again, boehner and mcconnell refuse to compromise. it looks like 800,000 civilian employees at the pentagon will go on furlough starting one week from today. that and a whole lot more to get into this morning on the "full-court press," which we will do. take your calls at 866-55-press. first, we get the latest today's current news update from lisa ferguson joining us from los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama inand vice president biden are attending the democratic governor's association this morning andbam obama willing talking about a variety of national issues about economic and trade issues between the two countries. later, vice president biden will join the two for lunch. biden is also continuing his
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president was reelected. obama care is the law of the land. michael: do you think, jeffery that that had any sort of kind of broad impact on other republicans when you hear the leader of their party at that time the de facto leader of their party since romney had lost state that. does that attitude become a little bit contagious? >> well, it's certainly the same kind of thinking that some of these governors that we've seen embrace the medicaid expansion have specifically said was their logic in going forward with it. rick scott mentioned this last week, they tried to beat it in congress, the supreme court, in the ballot box and lost each time, so reality has changed, so to speak. this law is now there, and the obama administration's going to move forward with putting it in place and try to make it work. with your running a state in particular that's what makes it differently from members of congress, they have residents' well being their responsible for. if you're chris christie or rick scott, looking at the big bag of money coming to your state accepting it or turning it down, the math
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on the senate where president obama was able to restock his cap innocent. the senate republicans had one final chance to stand in the way of chuck hagel taking over as defense secretary. >> are there any senators wishing to vote or change their votes? if not the ayes, 58. nays 41. the nomination is confirmed. >> michael: four republicans crossed party lines to join senate democrats in confirming hagel. according to "the new york times," the 58-41 margin is the smallest for a defense secretary since the position was created in 1947. four days ago hagel's nomination seemed indoubt with the filibuster from negative. harry reid blamed the delay with republicans playing politics with national defense. >> it's time to set aside this partisanship. the pentagon needs a seasoned leader to implement cuts. u.n. the 12 days since the filibuster not one single thing has changed. not one. yet republicans had to have their filibuster for make their pointless partisan point. they are children. the president's pick for treasury secretary will have a he'dier time. approved the nomination of jacob
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. director. but what was under scrutiny was the obama administration broken program. it has drown criticism mostly from the left for not being more transparent. the criticism intensified after a memo was leaked talking about americans thought to have ties to al-qaeda through drones. and the left on left tension was on full display. here is brennan attempting to deliver his statement. >> i'm honored to appear before you today at the president's nominee to-- >> would you halt please. we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. >> jennifer: and that happened again and again and again four times he was interrupted until senator feinstein finally had to clear the room. >> okay, we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and associates not allowed back in. we've done this five times now and five times are enough. we'll recess for a few minutes. >> jennifer: when the hearings resumeed brennon told senators that drone strikes do meet rigorous standard. the rob is that reliable information is hard to come by. the strikes are happening in dangerous and
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again. the obama administration has refused to sign the permits to allow for the complete construction of the pipeline. for those of you who don't know what it is, it's a $7 billion project that would pump more than 800,000-barrels of toxic tar sands crude each day from alberta through america's agricultural heart lands to remainries in the gulf. environmentalists have an issue because it is going to separate climate change. they're saying that if obama decides to sign this permit, he is basically going against what he said during the inauguration. let's take a look at what he did say about the climate change during the inauguration. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [ applause ] >> some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. >> well, the reason why this is now making news today is because 53 of our u.s. senators have been urging obama to sign the permit.
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tomorrow night is president obama's state of the union address. everyone is wondering what he's going to proposed proposed propose. today is the 79th birthday of tina louise known as ginger from bill"gilligan's island"," and the great r & b singer d'angelo, and sarah palin with the greatest abdication of all time. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. coming up, equality delayed but not completely denied. we report a major headline last announced by town criers 600 years ago and the paterno family tries to smudge the line linking it's late patriarch to the late state sex scandal. but first president obama will deliver the first state of the union dress for his second term tomorrow might night. the president will emphasize three economic points, one is turning the nation into a magnet for jobs and manufacturing. providing the americans with the skills they need for jobs in a new economy, and ensuring that people can make a decent living from their hard work. "the times" said that the republicans should prepare for a confrontational mr. obama
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